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the difference between a sentence and a proposition is a sentence is a thought like for ex. " I like cotten candy." that's a sentence. a proposition can mean 2 different things it can eather be some one asking someone else to marry them or it can be a suggestion for ex. " i propose that we re-think this law about slavery."
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A proposition is a statement that is either true or false (its "truth value"). Example of a proposition: Belgium is a country in Europe. A predicate is a proposition whose tru…th depends on the value of one or more variables. Example of a predicate: x is a country in Europe. In this example, x is the variable, and the statement is true or false depending on what is chosen for x. For x=Belgium, the statement is true; for x=Egypt, it's false. A predicate with one variable can be seen as a property, that is true or false of something, where the something is left open. A predicate with two (or more) variables can be seen as a relation between things, where the things are left open. (MORE)
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A sentence is one or more complete thoughts or expressions. A paragraph is one or more sentences that relate any number of thoughts about a single subject or about an aspect o…f a subject. AND A sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop (period). What I have written above (in bold)is a sentence. A paragraph consists of several sentences. Such as below: Your computer follows a list of instructions every time it starts up, performing tasks and starting programs. By removing unnecessary items from this list, your startup time can be improved. This is an advanced step, however, and a familiarity with startup items and related troubleshooting is recommended. (MORE)
If someone is convicted that means they are found guilty of a crime (by jury or judge). After someone is convicted, they are sentenced, which means the judge (usually, sometim…es jury) decides what punishment is appropriate. This can happen quite a while after someone is convicted because the court needs to do a presentencing investigation where the guilty party's age, past criminal record, mental health, etc. can be taken into account. (MORE)
Continuing on from ["Identifying Different Sentence Structures: Simple and Compound Sentences,"](http://english.answers.com/sentence-structure/how-to-write-a-simple-sentence-c…ompound-sentence-complex-sentence-or-compound-complex-sentence) the next two types of sentence structures are complex and compound-complex. These two forms are more complicated to create, but if you can remember what independent and dependent clauses are, then you will have a much easier experience.To review, independent clauses are often called main clauses and express a complete thought, meaning they can stand alone as sentences. These sentences have a main subject and main verb or verb phrase (predicate). An example is "The dog chews the shoe." Here, "the dog" (subject) is performing the action "chews" (verb). Dependent clauses, or subordinate clauses, do not have a main subject or verb and cannot stand alone as a sentence; for instance, "While I was at the party this past weekend." If you wrote this in your essay, could you classify it as a complete thought? Your readers would be left with this question: what happened while you were at the party this past weekend? Because the clause is vague, it cannot stand alone. To fix a mistake such as this one, you would need to attach an independent clause that would explain who is doing what at the party. It would look something like this: "While I was at the party this past weekend, Tammy and John had an argument and ruined everyone's mood." Now the sentence has the appropriate information to describe who was at the party and what happened.It is important to recognize independent and dependent clauses because complex and compound-complex sentences contain both types, but in different numbers.Complex sentences have one independent (main) clause and one or more dependent (subordinate) clauses. When the dependent clause comes before the independent clause, divide them with a comma; otherwise, no punctuation is necessary. Here are a few examples:If you work hard in school, you will be able to attend a reputable college.Finding the independent clause first might be the easiest approach. The main subject and verb of this sentence are "you will be able to attend," so all the words after the comma make up the main clause. The phrase before the comma, "If you work hard in school," cannot stand alone, so it is the subordinate clause.If you work hard in school, you will be able to attend a reputable college that values each student's learning potential.This sentence is still complex since "that values each student's learning potential" is another subordinate clause.Because the restaurant is a private franchise that won't be opening more locations, it draws many customers who are willing to wait a few hours to be seated.Scan this sentence for the main subject and verb. Hopefully you were able to isolate "it draws many customers" as the independent clause. Different from the previous two examples, this sentence contains three dependent clauses: "Because the restaurant is a private franchise," "that won't be opening more locations," and "who are willing to wait a few hours to be seated."Compound-complex sentences have two or more independent clause and at least one subordinate clause. This structure will use a comma and a coordinating conjunction (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) to separate the independent clauses.Many students who join clubs and sports teams have trouble managing their time, and they often fall behind in their academics.This example is a bit tricky since the first subject/verb pairing is interrupted by the subordinate clause. "Many students...have trouble managing their time" is the first independent clause that is broken up by the dependent clause "who join clubs and sports teams." After the comma, "they often fall behind in their academics" is the second independent clause.Though Eric typically enjoys horror movies, he rented a science fiction film and he enjoyed it very much.Again, the first part of the sentence, "Though Eric typically enjoys horror movies," is the dependent clause and "he rented a science fiction film" and "he enjoyed it very much" are independent clauses.When you experiment with different sentence structures in your writing, remember to check for appropriate punctuation so you don't end up with either run-ons or fragments that will hinder the quality of your piece. Until you get the hang of these structures, compare your own sentences to the examples provided to determine where you will need to add the punctuation.Most writers provide a variety of compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences throughout their works, relying on the occasional simple sentence to provide a thought-provoking punch. They, too, learned these structures over time, so keep practicing and you will be writing sentences like the pros. (MORE)
Two of the most common problems in writing are sentence fragments and run-on sentences. These are both structural errors that greatly inhibit the flow of ideas within a paragr…aph, so it is important to know how to avoid them.Fragments are issues that happen when an incomplete sentence is punctuated as if it were complete. Very often, these fragments can be fixed by linking them to a main clause (complete sentence) or by adding words to make the sentence complete. Before you can repair these fragments, you have to know what to look for.1) The sentence must have a main subject.Example: John is the valedictorian of his class. Worked hard every year of school.The second sentence is the fragment because it lacks a subject. Despite "John" being established as the subject in the previous sentence, his name or a pronoun must still be included in the second to make the sentence complete.Example: John is the valedictorian of his class. He worked hard every year of school.2) The sentence must have a predicate (a word or phrase that contains the main verb)Example: John achieving the highest scores on all his exams."Achieving" is a verb, but in this case, the sentence is missing the auxiliary verb that is required to complete the predicate and clarify the meaning.Example: John was achieving the highest scores on all his exams.3) The sentence lacks a complete predicate.Example: The determined John.The word "determined" is classified as a verbal, or a word that looks like a verb but functions as a noun, adjective, or adverb; it is an adjective in this sentence. Therefore, the fragment must be attached to a predicate to finish the thought.Example: The determined John spent many hours studying on nights and weekends.4) The sentence is a subordinate clause (a group of words that lack a main subject and predicate) and is the most common fragment mistake.Example: When John applied to Harvard.As it reads, the clause is missing valuable information to address what happened when John applied to Harvard. To repair this problem, you will need to include a comma after the subordinate clause, and then a pronoun (main subject) and predicate.Example: When John applied to Harvard, he (pronoun) knew (predicate) he had a chance of being accepted.A run-on sentence occurs when two main clauses (complete sentences) are joined together as if they were one sentence. There are two different types:1) Using a comma to separate the two main clauses. This is also called a comma splice.Example: There are so many books that I would love to read, I just don't have the time.2) Using no punctuation and just linking the sentences together.Example: There are so many books that I would love to read I just don't have the time.There are four ways to appropriately correct a run-on sentence.1) Add end punctuation after the first main clause.Example: There are so many books that I would love to read. I just don't have the time.2) Separate the clauses with a semi-colon.Example: There are so many books that I would love to read; I just don't have the time.A semi-colon acts as a period between two complete sentences that are related in topic.3) Separate the clauses with both a comma and a coordinating conjunction.Example: There are so many books that I would love to read, but I just don't have the time.The coordinating conjunctions are listed as: and, but, or, nor, for, so, yet.4) Add a semi-colon and a conjunctive adverb between the two main clauses.Example: There are so many books that I would love to read; however, I just don't have the time.You may have noticed that published authors sometimes use sentence fragments in their writing to add emphasis to a thought, produce a special effect, or emulate realistic dialogue. When they do so, published authors use fragments purposely and sparingly. If you are writing a formal or academic piece, you should avoid fragments entirely.Because sentence fragments make writing sound choppy and run-ons make writing lengthy and confusing, it is important to find these two common errors when you go back through your piece to edit. (MORE)
In the English language, there are four main sentence types: declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory. Choosing between them means first assessing what your pur…pose is going to be in writing or speaking the sentence. While spoken thought can give us the power of inflection and tone to indicate our mood, written thought relies on punctuation and word choice (diction) to do the same thing.This sentence type is intended to make a statement or provide information and ends with a period. It can vary in length, depending on how much information needs to be stated. Most of our every day written and spoken language is comprised of declarations.Bobby received an A on his paper.I am going to the store.A sentence that makes a request or a demand is called an imperative, and can end with a period or exclamation point, depending on the emotion within the sentence.Sam, please run this errand for me.Put your coat on.The purpose of this type is to ask a question, and ends with a question mark.Do you know what time it is?What do you think about that new television show?Question marks do not only indicate a request or ask for information, but also evoke profound thought from your audience. This last use refers to rhetorical questions which are interrogatory sentences used to create an effect, not to illicit an answer. These sentences either imply their own answer or ask a question to which the audience already knows the answer. Since the goal of writing is to inform, rhetorical questions should be used sparingly.To emphasize your thought, use an exclamation point; doing so will classify the sentence as exclamatory. These sentences are not exclusively exclamatory, but can also be classified as declarative, imperative, or interrogatory. Adding an exclamation point provides the thought with stronger emotion.I won an award, too! (declarative)Text me later! (imperative)What were you thinking! (interrogative)As with the question mark, do not overuse the exclamation point either as it will begin to lose its effectiveness for emphasis. Since writing expresses voice and voice is difficult to capture in writing, too many exclamation points on paper will make your audience feel like they are being reprimanded. Your writing will most likely come across as abrasive and insulting.You might feel that a paricularly important question or exclamation deserves additional emphasis by adding multiple question marks (What????) or exclamation points (OMG!!!). This is not true. With the exception of a few very specific examples like an ellipsis (...) or quotation mark usage ("Hi."), the English language does not require punctuation en masse. One exclamation point and one question mark at the end of appropriate sentences serve their purpose.One of the key components of writing is to mirror how we think and speak, and how we feel at the time of doing each. These sentence types provide us a means by which to do so effectively. (MORE)
What constitutes a sentence? It's a question that few of us ever think about. A sentence consists of three parts: a subject, a verb, and a present or complete thought. The sub…ject is usually a noun, a verb (or predicate) follows the subject and describes an action or state of being, and an object (implied or stated) may receive the action. This simple lesson is usually taught to us at an early age and yet, bits and pieces of this are continuously lost along the way as we continue our educational careers. As we write, we rarely think about the types of sentences we create. They come in many different varieties, with each of them containing unique elements. Here are a few sentence structures and why each one is set apart from the next:The simple sentence is a sentence that contains one independent clause, meaning it only contains one subject (a noun) and one predicate (a verb). Consider this example: "Jesse sings." Jesse is the subject (his name is a proper noun), and "sings" is the action that he is performing.The compound sentence contains two independent clauses joined together. For example: "Jesse sings, and he also plays guitar." The conjunction "and" is the linking element connecting the two clauses, thus creating the compound sentence. Both "Jesse sings" and "he also plays guitar" can stand alone as independent sentences.Most students can easily understand the differences between a simple and compound sentence, but introducing complex and compound-complex sentences can become confusing. A complex sentence has at least one dependent clause (also called a subordinate clause) which modifies the independent clause. An example of a complex sentence would be: "When Jesse plays his guitar, he stops singing to concentrate on his solo." This is a complex sentence because the subordinate clause at the beginning of the sentence ("When Jesse plays his guitar") requires another sentence - it cannot stand alone. The second half of the sentence can stand on its own as an independent clause, but its purpose in this sentence is to complete the action of the first clause.Building on our knowledge of complex sentences, a compound-complex sentence contains two or more independent clauses and at least one dependent clause. For example: "Jesse sings and plays guitar, but when he's playing a solo, he stops singing so he can concentrate on his musicianship." Notice that in this example, the two clauses that start and end the sentence are independent clauses: "Jesse sings and plays guitar," and, "he stops singing so he can concentrate on his musicianship," both possess subjects, predicates, and offer a complete thought. Therefore, they can stand on their own. However, the phrase "but when he's playing a solo," is an adverbial clause (identified by the use of the conjunction "but"). The word "when" sets the time for the action to take place. If it stands by itself, it isn't a complete sentence. Thus, to give a complete picture of Jesse the musician, we also need the two independent clauses and the dependent clause in order to fully understand the meaning of the sentence. (MORE)
The Sentence Completion sections of the SAT are a short, yet tricky, component of the SAT exam. The SAT contains 19 sentence completion questions that test students' vocabula…ry, reading, and reasoning skills. Many students take the approach of simply inserting answers into the blanks and, thus, falling into the traps the SAT test makers have set up. To rid yourself of the chaos and confusion, you need to take control of the Sentence Completion sections by using the following techniques:Many sentence completions contain two blank spaces. Looking at the answer choices and plopping in the choices one after the next will not only be overwhelming, but also is foolish. Why? Test takers expect you to be a "plopper," and they have set traps. Therefore, be smarter than the test. Conquer each blank one at a time, eliminating wrong choices for a particular blank and narrowing down to two or three choices. Then and only then do you look at the remaining choices on the other side. Read "Think Positive and Negative" below to better understand how to eliminate answer choices.For the most part, sentence completions revolve around positive and negative relationships. First, decide if you are looking for a good word, or a bad word (or a positive or negative word). Yes, you can find a synonym but do not worry if you can only think "positive or negative". Circle key words, phrases or punctuation that help determine what type of word you're looking for. A key word or phrase is one that indicates the charge or word choice for a specific blank. Take note of any thought reversers (but, yet, although, however) in the sentence because these words indicate a change in the "charge" of the sentence. Also, be on the lookout for thought continuers (colons, semicolons, the words "because," "and," etc.) because these indicate a direct definition, meaning that the charge of the sentence will stay the same for both blank spaces.1.2. Fill in each blank with a + or - sign, and then read through the answer choices in order. If you're looking for a positive word, eliminate all negative choices. If you're looking for a negative word, eliminate all positive choices. If you come to a word that you don't know, skip it! Come back to this word and this answer choice after you've eliminated everything that you know is wrong. By focusing on negative and positive, you can cut your work in half (and save your brain power for the reading passages!). Eliminating half or more of the choices will help you pick the best answer, regardless of whether you know the meanings of all the words.In questions with two blanks, try attacking the second blank answer choices first. This is a smart tactic to employ because the second blank is often easier, leading to easier narrowing down of the answers. Test makers know that you read from left to right and that you will naturally answer the first blank, well, first. So beat the test by doing the right side (second blank) first. This sounds silly, but it really works. Think of punctuation marks as road signs. By paying close attention to how sentences are formatted, you can use punctuation to your advantage and let it guide you to the correct answer.1.2. Different punctuation has different functions. Key punctuation to pay attention to is the comma, semi-colon, and colon. Take the comma as an example of why paying attention to punctuation is important. If a phrase is blanketed in commas then that phrase will provide the information needed to answer the question. Also, if a phrase comes before or after a blank then that phrase defines the blank. The sentence completion section of the SAT should take no more than five minutes to finish. Like a machine, you should pick out key words, decide if they are positive or negative, and go through the answer choices, eliminating wrong answers as you go. Don't jump around! Read through the answers in order from A to B to C, etc. Use your pencil and physically cross out any incorrect answers to avoid second-guessing yourself. You want to save time and brain power on these sentence completions, because there will be challenging reading passages that follow!Even if you usually score a 2400, you might not know every vocabulary word in the sentence completion section (as a matter of fact you will NOT know every word). Don't let these words intimidate you. In order to get a high score in this section you MUST be willing to pick words you do not know. If none of the other words fit perfectly, pick the word you do not know the meaning of. You will likely be correct!Sentence completions are only the first part of a reading section so make sure you do not spend more than 5-7 minutes per page of sentence completions. Also, sentence completions tend to go in order of difficulty. Bank your time on the first few sentence completions so that you can spend more time on the tougher ones. (MORE)
Men and women are biologically different. We all know hormones like estrogen and testosterone differ between the sexes, but there are many other important differences between …men and women. Interestingly, men and women experience pain differently. Women are more sensitive to pain and are more likely to develop chronically painful conditions, including headaches.The hormone estrogen has important influences on the brain and nervous system. As estrogen levels cycle, nerves change. Amazingly, nerves grow more receptive areas to receive signals from other nerves when estrogen levels increase. Estrogen levels are linked to the release of enkephalins, the body's natural pain reliever. They also affect levels of a wide range of brain chemicals important for signaling headache, including serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine.When pain sensitivity is tested in animals, female animals detect pain earlier and react more strongly to pain than males. Females without working ovaries respond like males and males injected with estrogen become more sensitive to pain.Research consistently shows that women are more sensitive to pain than men. In research experiments, healthy men and women will be tested by stimulating them with a temperature device or a small electric shock. As the temperature changes and the shock gets stronger, people will eventually find that the sensation they feel changes from just a touch to something painful. Women consistently feel less extreme changes as painful compared with men.The [American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention]() study was a large study surveying over 160,000 people in the United States about headaches. Women were twice as likely to have severe headaches as men (24 percent of women vs. 11 percent of men). Migraine occurred in 17 percent of women and 6 percent of men. Both men and women were most likely to have one migraine per week or fewer. Compared with men, women were 34 percent more likely to have more disabling headaches. Women were also more likely to experience a variety of other symptoms during a migraine attack, including an aura, blurred vision, sensitivity to noises and lights, and nausea or vomiting.Experimental pain experiments show that women have different pain relief after taking an analgesic medication compared with men. In an interesting experiment in mice, treatment with an anti-inflammatory drug decreased inflammation similarly in both genders, but the [analgesic effect was different](). In a study in humans, treatment with ibuprofen was more effective in reducing experimental pain in men compared with women]( http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9620515). Pain medicines or narcotics also work differently in men and women. For example, narcotics like morphine give better pain relief in men than women, while women respond better than men to opioids like butorphanol. One study testing relief of pain after surgery found that morphine doses needed to be [30 percent higher in women than men to get the same degree of pain relief]().Women are more likely to experience pain relief from [exercise and massage]() compared with men.Men and women experience pain and headaches differently. Don't be surprised if your headaches have different symptoms or respond differently to treatment compared with a spouse or sibling of the opposite sex. Women are more sensitive to pain than men and tend to experience more severe and disabling headaches. Medications that may work well in men, such as ibuprofen, may not be as effective when used to treat women. (MORE)
Proposition is a broad statement drawn from a theory, whereas a hypothesis takes this one step further and formulates a more specific statement that is empirically testable. P…roposition states a relationship between two concepts, and a hypothesis operationalizes this relationship and puts it in an empirically testable form. (MORE)
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A proposition is a logically sound assertion that makes a connection/s between concepts. Propositions cannot be tested for validity; a hypothesis is a logical assertion, that …can, but has not yet been tested. Propositions are the framework upon which hypothesis are made. Propositions also, because of their characteristic of not being testable, do not have to be supported by empirical evidence. Hypothesis on the other hand, do. (MORE)
A Prop is a referendum on a given subject. Props get placed on ballots by petition or by the government. A bill is a written version of a law, tabled by a member of the house.… (MORE)